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Press Release

Searches underway in Skenderaj/Srbica area

28 September 2010

Today in Skenderaj/Srbica, Kosovo Police, from the Special Prosecutor’s Office in Kosovo (SPRK) Anti-Corruption Task Force, have been carrying out searches at four private houses and at the municipality of Skenderaj/Srbica in connection with an investigation into fraudulent allocation of social housing.

The SPRK is leading the investigation. The charges relate to: Abusing Official Position, Fraud in Office and Trading in Influence. There are eight suspects including the mayor of Skenderaj/Srbica and members of the Commission for the Donation of Social Apartments in the Municipality of Skenderaj/Srbica.

A SPRK team, including a EULEX special prosecutor, and the EULEX liaison officer to the SPRK, were present at the scene in order to provide oversight, to ensure the effective gathering of evidential material and to provide a full and proper explanation to persons present at the scene.